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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels wouldn't get into specifics about anyone the Ranger may or may not have signed Tuesday on the first day of the international signing period.
But if the reports of the four signings the Rangers have made are true, they don't seem too concerned about their 1.94 million pool to sign players. According to various reports, the club is giving outfielder Jose Almonte a 1.8 million bonus, shortstop Yeyson Yrizarri 1.35 million and right-hander Marcos Diplan 1.3 million. The club has also agreed to a deal with shortstop Michael de Leon.
Daniels said he won't talk about particular players because no deals have been finalized.
He did make it clear that management supports the team's international efforts despite the fact that they are taxed on money they spend over their allotted money and they can also be limited on the amount of money they can spend next year.
"From an organizational standpoint, No. 1 ownership continues to support baseball operations in really every way possible," Daniels said. "They've got vision, our ownership. They've got big-picture vision and want to build a long-term winner. They've given us the resources when we've asked for them to go out and invest in our infrastructure."
The current Rangers are proof of how important the July 2 signing period can be. Elvis Andrus was signed during this period by Atlanta and Adrian Beltre was a July signing by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Engel Beltre and Martin Perez were also July signees.
While Daniels wouldn't confirm who the Rangers signed, he did say the team did not make any trades or deals to extra money in their pool to sign players.
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Manny Ramirez will be coming back to the States on a minor league deal for the Rangers which includes the stipulation that he cut off his famous dreadlocks.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Who said Taiwan is where major-league baseball careers go to die? Manny Ramirez put up big numbers for the EDA Rhinos, so the Texas Rangers have decided to give him a chance stateside.
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Lance Berkman is donating a fire truck to the town of West, TX. The town was the site of a explosion which took the lives of 15 people on April 17.
The town also lost several fire trucks used by its Volunteer Fire Department.
Berkman got some help from the Arlington Fire Department in locating and refurbishing a fire truck reports NBC DWF. The completed truck will presented to the...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers plan to honor the city of West Saturday, but Texas designated hitter Lance Berkman is getting a head start.
Berkman will donate a fire truck to the city of West, which is recovering from a tragic explosion April 17.
The Arlington Fire Department helped locate and refurbish the fire truck, which will be presented to the city Saturday during the pregame...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas native Lance Berkman was looking for a way to help out the residents of West after the April 17 explosion devastated the town.
A fire truck seemed like the perfect fit.
Berkman will make the donation of a Ford Commercial Pumper Fire Truck to the West Volunteer Fire Department official Saturday as part of the City of West night.
Wednesday Berkman got to...
ARLINGTON, Texas The high five gone terribly wrong continues to hamper the Texas Rangers.
Utility man Jeff Baker, who hurt his right thumb during an overzealous high five from a teammate, visited a hand specialist Monday and received a cortisone shot. Baker also has a new splint on the hand.
Baker has been on the disabled list since June 18 with a right thumb sprain. He made enough...
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Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman has been out of the team's lineup since June 26 after suffering a minor injury when he slipped on the steps of an airplane.
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Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com...
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Joe Saunders (6-8) won for...
FOX Sports Southwest is paying tribute to the Moore, Oklahoma tornado victims with special features airing during Texas Rangers pregame coverage on July 4. Moore was hit by a devastating tornado on May 20 that took the lives of 24 people and injured hundreds.
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